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New Offshore 87′ Motor Yacht sold and nearing completion

April 18, 2014

The US shipyard, Offshore Yachts, has proudly announced that the all-new Offshore 87′ motor yacht has been successfully sold and is currently nearing completion at the factory. Although sold, superyacht Offshore 87′ will soon arrive in California’s Newport Beach, and will be available for inspection. Offshore 87′ has been introduced together with the Offshore 92′ yacht.

New Offshore 87' Yacht

New Offshore 87' Yacht

Offshore Yacht’s primary goals when designing these contemporary styled long range yachts were to meet the demands for maximum comfort and maximum safety. Thoughtfully designed from the keel up the Offshore 87′ and 92′ more than meet this criteria. These sleek new models are based on the Offshore’s well proven 21’6” beam hull which incorporates yard’s renowned deep Vee entry.

Whether underway or at anchor the 87′ & 92′ superyachts have an extremely soft, comfortable and easy motion. Innovations to their bottom design cause the yachts to run at a level attitude even at high speeds and give her enhanced directional stability in following and quartering seas. The 87′ & 92′s deep fine fore foot continues the Offshore maxim of “the softest ride on the water” by assuring a soft entry with no pounding even in large head seas.

Her generous freeboard and flair coupled with her wide radiused chine accomplish the driest ride possible. As with all Offshores, the new 87′ and 92′ models’ center of gravity has been kept as low as practicable with fixed weights located at the center of buoyancy all of which add to their stability underway and at anchor.

New Offshore 92' Yacht

New Offshore 92' Yacht

The main deck is one level from bow to stern and is recessed between high bulwarks to achieve the ultimate safety at sea. Easy access boarding is achieved through port and starboard hull doors via the boarding ladder and by way of dual stairways at the large integrated swim platform. At the starboard side of the aft deck a molded curved stairway leads from the aft deck to the boat deck and Sky Lounge. Covered Joystick controls are located in the curved stairway. At the port side of the aft deck an enclosed stairway leads to the lazarette, crew quarters and spacious engine room all of which can also be accessed via a flush transom door. Seating and storage cabinets are located at the forward deck.

The spacious aft deck and wide aft side decks are fully covered providing maximum shade and weather protection. The 92′ Offshore yacht’s wide walk-around decks are indispensable for boarding, handling lines and provide safety at sea. Large low windows offer exceptional visibility from the Sky Lounge and from all the main deck accommodations.

The Offshore 87′ and 92′ feature a large sky lounge with excellent visibility from the helm station. Located port & starboard exterior of the Sky Lounge are Joystick control stations. These controls provide the best possible visibility when docking or picking up a mooring. Various arrangements are available in the Sky Lounge with a day head a standard feature. A very spacious boat deck aft of the Sky Lounge accommodates a number of comfortable seating and dining arrangements as well as space for a large dinghy and other water craft.

Mandatory requirements for the Sky Lounge were excellent visibility at the main helm station and easy access via interior and exterior stairways. Complete cross ventilation of the wheelhouse is accomplished with two overhead hatches and three exterior doors. The Sky Lounge side decks are covered by a full overhang of the roof providing shade and weather protection.

The 87-92′s engine room, which affords full headroom, is accessed from the crew/lazaret area and incorporates an overhead emergency hatch at the forward end of the engine room. The overhead and fore and aft bulkheads of the engine room use the latest in sound deadening insulation. Additionally the standard “Seatorque” shaft systems reduces engine vibration and noise as the engines float on soft engine mounts. Shaft turbulence and drag is reduced as the shafts are enclosed in an oil filled casing which also increases efficiency.

An advanced underwater exhaust system coupled to a muffled bypass system minimizes main engine exhaust noise. The standard twin 30 KW generators with sound shields are exhausted through gas/water separators creating noise free electrical generation.

An extremely strong FRP upper rub rail capped with solid stainless steel is complemented by additional heavy duty rub rails at deck level and water line level both of which are also capped with solid stainless steel.

The 87′ and 92′ standard specification list provides a complete turn-key yacht and is quite possibly the most extensive you will find in a yacht of her size. Equipment such as bow and stern thrusters, stabilizers, chilled water air-conditioning system, power steering, shore power voltage regulation transformers, Stidd chairs, and Maretron monitoring system are not only standard but of the highest quality obtainable. A close look at her specifications will show that only the highest quality materials have been chosen—from her high-tech construction materials to the high caliber of her extensive standard galley equipment.

Offshore’s new 87′ and 92′ yachts are truly innovative cruising vessels offering the very best in design, comfort, and standard equipment. Combined with Offshore Yacht’s long established reputation for quality and resale value these new models will not only prove to be a joy to own and cruise but will also prove to be a wise investment.

Tickets for 2014 Newport International Boat Show now on sale

April 17, 2014

Tickets for this year’s Newport International Boat Show went on sale yesterday, on April 16, 2014, and visitors can take advantage of early ticket pricing as well as free parking for Thursday, September 10. Representing one of the largest in-water boat shows in the country and the premier show in the enchanting America yacht charter destination – New England, the 44th edition of the event will run from September 11 to 14, 2014.

Newport International Boat Show from above

Newport International Boat Show from above

This prominent event encompasses 13 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront, with all makes and models of powerboats and sailboats, varying in size from 16 ft. to 85 ft. and ready for boarding and inspection. On the land side, there’s a bountiful array of marine products and services to enhance the boating lifestyle.

Domestic and international dealers and manufacturers will be on hand to provide you with valuable information and answers to all your questions. With numerous countries represented – it truly is an international event.

First official exterior images of new Princess S72 Yacht

April 17, 2014

Princess Yachts International have released the first official exterior images of the superb Princess S72 yacht. Luxury motor yacht S72 represents the very first vessel in the all-new S CLASS range. Following her World Premiere at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, the all-new imagery shows her set against the azure waters of the glamorous America yacht charter destination – Miami.

Princess S72 Yacht cruising the waters of the lovely America yacht charter destination - Miami

Princess S72 Yacht cruising the waters of the lovely America yacht charter destination - Miami - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

With sleek and aggressive exterior styling, from the dark wraparound superstructure glass and angled hull windows to the raked profile that flows into a strong architectural section in the cockpit, the luxury yacht S72 delivers real attitude.

Princess luxury yacht S72

Princess luxury yacht S72 - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

Princess S72 Yacht - aft view

Princess S72 Yacht - aft view - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

The Sportbridge is accessed by open steps offering an uninterrupted view aft from the deck saloon, and delivers a level of space and sophistication that makes the S72 a class-leading sports yacht. In the cockpit, a 3.9m tender garage is able to take a jet RIB plus a whole range of toys. Above the garage lies a vast sunpad area, and there is still plenty of room for a deep and wide surround of cockpit seating and a full wet bar.

Princess S72 Yacht from above

Princess S72 Yacht from above - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

Below is a gallery for the luxurious charter yachts built by Princess.

New Overmarine super yacht MANGUSTA 110 fitted with Seakeeper gyro as option

April 17, 2014

The recent debut of the brand new Overmarine super yacht Mangusta 110 marks the first time the prestigious Italian shipyard has presented a worldwide premiere of a new model in the USA. To offer maximum comfort as well as stability aboard the luxury motor yacht Mangusta 110, Overmarine has chosen Seakeeper gyro stabilization systems.

New Overmarine superyacht Mangusta 110 featuring Seakeeper gyro as option

New Overmarine superyacht Mangusta 110 featuring Seakeeper gyro as option

Seakeeper has previously worked with Overmarine Group on highly successful gyro refit projects on a Mangusta 105 (examle is charter yacht Storm 1) and Mangusta 165 (example can be charter yacht Zeus). “Gyro stabilization radically improves the onboard experience,” said Nicola Onori, Overmarine Group chief engineer. “The 110 represents a new generation of Mangusta vessels, for which the term performance refers not only to dynamism, but to overall stability and comfort.”

With a beam of 23.56′, maximum draft of 5.58′ and displacement of 130 tons, the versatile Mangusta 110 yacht exudes opulence and sportiness in equal measure. Powered by two MTU 16V 2000M94 2,600 hp engines and twin Kamewa waterjets, the 110 has a range of 350 nm at cruising speed.

Actively controlled Seakeeper gyro stabilization systems reduce resonant boat roll by up to 90%, greatly enhancing comfort and safety for all aboard. Compact, energy-efficient and virtually silent, the Seakeeper gyro is housed internally, with no drag-producing external appendages.

A very successful Palm Beach Boat Show 2014 for Cheoy Lee Yachts

April 15, 2014

The last month’s Palm Beach International Boat Show was attended by the prominent Chinese manufacturer, Cheoy Lee Shipyards. The yard showcased not only a duo of its all-new Alpha Express Yachts – the 76′ Flybridge yacht and the 87′ Sportbridge superyacht – but also one of its new inventory motoryachts, the 88 Bravo yacht, together with their recently acquired 76 motoryacht trade-in vessel.

Cheoy Lee Yachts at the 2014 Palm Beach Boat Show

Cheoy Lee Yachts at the 2014 Palm Beach Boat Show

Having just sold the 88 Bravo superyacht to avid yachters, Cheoy Lee and its latest client used the Boat Show’s ramp to host a celebratory christening of the boat. The new owners family and their long time captain, seem to enjoy the subtle humor and luxuries of the yachting life – but even more so, the expereience of being at sea! They will keep the boat at their home in South Florida in between jaunts to the Bahamas and other exotic ports.

Cheoy Lee hosted a steady parade of prospects who raved about the sexy styling of the Alpha Express Yachts as well as their sturdy and efficient build. Achieving speeds of 35+ knots with diesel power, the Alphas lead the Pack!

Below is a choice of the stylish charter yachts built by Cheoy Lee.

Bimini Sands Resort & Marina joins Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts & Lodges ‘Expedition Collection’

April 11, 2014

Today, Friday, April 11, 2014, saw Guy Harvey, Chairman of Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts & Lodges announce that Bimini Sands Resort & Marina has joined the company’s Expedition Collection, a portfolio of Outpost properties that stretches through the Bahamas, Caribbean and Galapagos Islands. Bimini Sands Marina provides first class amenities for boats and yachts measuring up to 100 feet in length.

Bimini Sands Resort & Marina

Bimini Sands Resort & Marina in the fabulous America yacht charter destination - the Bahamas

“We are thrilled that Bimini Sands invited us back to Bimini,” noted Harvey, a celebrated international marine wildlife artist, scientist and conservationist.  In announcing the company¹s return to the legendary fishing island, Harvey added: “Our fans want us back in Bimini to help promote and protect the island’s heritage they have enjoyed for years and hope to pass on to the next generation.”

The company returns to Bimini after helping reopen another resort on North Bimini in 2010.  “We turned the lights back on in sleepy Alice Town, but now it¹s a boom town on North Bimini,” notes Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts & Lodges President Mark Ellert.  “Bimini Sands offers our customers what they want ­ lots of activities, great facilities and an incredible vacation value. Add the laid back vibe of South Bimini, and whether you¹re traveling with family or friends for a weekend or a week, you’ll have a visit worthy of a Hemmingway story.”

Adds Guy Harvey, “Life’s an adventure, and with this affiliation, we now can enjoy sharing adventures with our friends and colleagues who live and work on South Bimini at Bimini Sands.”

The only resort on South Bimini, Bimini Sands is Resort & Marina is a familiar beacon to boaters, with its oceanfront townhouses steps from a powder soft beach.  In addition to being the only marina in Bimini to carry the internationally recognized Blue Flag designation for environmental stewardship, it is also a member of the Shark Free Marina Initiative and active promoter or shark conservation measures.

South Bimini is home of the renown Bimini Shark Lab, under the direction of Dr. Samuel Gruber, a collaborator of Dr. Harvey and his Guy Harvey Research Institute in cutting edge shark tagging and research. “South Bimini is one of the world¹s foremost shark research outposts.  It’s only fitting we should have our Outpost here too,” added Ellert.

The Bimini Sands Resort & Marina has an extensive activities program supervised by Grant Johnson and Katie Grudecki, both graduates and former managers of the Shark Lab. It offers a full complement of resort facilities in addition to its eco-tourism activities and water sports.

The resort is also home to Neal Watson¹s Bimini Scuba Center, a full service dive operation established last year by Outpost Director of Dive Operations, Neal Watson.  The resort is earning rave reviews among recreational divers, scientists and international film crews for its Hammerhead Shark dives and Big Animal Safaris.  “Neal is synonymous with Bimini diving,” adds Guy.  “If you¹re diving Bimini for research or recreation, why dive with anyone else, and why stay anywhere but Bimini Sands?”

Neal Watson adds, “we gave our dive boat my nickname, the Dive God, so there would be no confusion over who’s running the show.  But given Guy¹s diving record, it looks like we’ll be working on our rock, paper, scissors skills to see who’s in charge when he comes aboard!”  Guy Harvey was inducted this past year into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame.

“We have townhouse units sitting directly on the beach with a new infinity pool complex, some of the best dining and entertainment to be had in Bimini, and a  marina with floating docks, fuel, on-site customs and a direct channel to open water,” notes Frank Cooney, owner of the resort.

“Unquestionably, we are the best family friendly resort in Bimini for the Guy Harvey Outpost customer, whether you¹re an angler, diver or just a beach-potato,” he adds with a grin.

About Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts

Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts is based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The company’s Signature Properties operate under the Guy Harvey Outpost brand name, which include the TradeWinds Sandpiper Suites in St. Pete Beach, Florida, The Islander in Islamorada, which is currently being converted to a Guy Harvey Outpost Resort property, and a 30-unit eco-lodge planned for construction in the Galapagos Islands, on the island of San Cristobal.

Members of the company’s Expedition Portfolio are independently operated and managed boutique sized hotels and lodges in remote destinations that offer superior service and amenities.

Member hotels enjoy access to Outpost marketing and its reservation system and on-line booking engine.  Expedition Properties include three in the Bahamas:  Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour at West End and the Green Turtle Club and Blackfly Bonefish Lodge, both in the Abaco Islands and Hotel Playa Media Luna in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

Late last year, the company launched Expedition Outfitters an invitation-only collection of top-of-class dive shops and guided or charter boat fishing outfitters.

The company was founded in 2007 by Mark Ellert, a veteran hospitality professional, and is co-owned by Dr. Harvey, Bill Shedd and Charles Forman.

Shedd is the owner of AFTCO, recognized worldwide for its big-game fishing tackle and merchandise.  AFTCO is the official licensee of Guy Harvey sportswear.  Both Harvey and Shedd are trustees of the prestigious International Game Fishing Association, IGFA, cofounded by Ernest Hemingway during his days on Bimini.  Forman is a practicing eminent domain lawyer and early partner of Dr. Harvey in the growth of his licensing and publishing activities.

About Bimini Sands Resort & Marina
Bimini Sands Resort & Marina is located 50 miles due east from Miami on the island of South Bimini in the America yacht charter location – Bahamas. The resort offers luxury accommodations, full service deepwater marina and spectacular oceanfront.

The resort offers a selection of two story townhouse units with one and two bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, and living room social areas with patios and balconies above.  All accommodations offer either marina or ocean views, and are equipped with central air.  All resort accommodations are on or within a short stroll of the beach.

Central to the main resort compound is a fully protected deepwater marina with state of the art floating docks for boats up to 100 feet, utilities, a full service fuel station and onsite Customs & Immigration on peak weekends.

The marina has earned the coveted Blue Flag designation for environmental stewardship and is a member of the international ³Shark Free Marina Initiative², promoting catch and release of all shark species.

The resort offers a complement of food and beverage experiences including the popular Bimini Twist Restaurant, Mackey¹s Sand Bar and the Square Grouper.  An extensive eco-tourism and watersports program is operated by the resort, including the Neal Watson Bimini Scuba Center.

Three New Ocean Alexander 90 Yachts Sold Within 30 Days

April 11, 2014

Alexander Marine, the builder of Ocean Alexander yachts, is excited to announce the recent sale of four new yachts for the USA. Three of these sales were for the Ocean Alexander 90 yacht, which comprised plenty of updates for the 2014 model year.

Superyacht Ocean Alexander 90

Superyacht Ocean Alexander 90

Jeff Oliver, based in the Ft. Lauderdale dealership, secured the first new order in 2014 with a new build order for an Ocean Alexander 72 yacht. This will be the first Ocean Alexander yacht for the buyers. After extensive research and speaking with several current owners, the new buyers were impressed with the overall quality of the yachts and flexibilities with a new build and expect to take delivery in the first quarter of 2015.

Jeffery Ferguson, also from Ft. Lauderdale, sold the first new 90 Motoryacht of the year. The new owner comes from a family with a long history of boating. The enlarged windows in the salon, the luxurious accommodations for owner and guests, as well as the incredible entertainment space in the open flybridge were just a few of the updates by Evan Marshall in the Ocean Alexander 90 that the owners really appreciated.

Chris June and Jeff Oliver, from the Ft. Lauderdale dealership, secured a new factory build order for an Ocean Alexander 90 with enclosed skylounge at the Palm Beach International Boat Show. The buyer is a current owner of an Ocean Alexander 85 yacht. He toured a brokerage Ocean Alexander 88 Skylounge Motoryacht and decided the increased space afforded by the enclosed skylounge provided him and his family more options to enjoy yachting regardless of the constant changing weather conditions prone to affect south Florida waters.

Lastly, Ray Prokorym, from the Seattle dealership, sold a new Ocean Alexander 90 with enclosed skylounge at the Newport Boat Show that just wrapped up. This yacht will be delivered this summer and includes a new exterior window profile by Evan K. Marshall in addition to the many interior updates included on other 90 motoryachts delivered this year.

When asked about the recent sales, Richard Allender, Director of US Operations explained, “We are very excited with the sales of four new yachts in this short period of time and believe it speaks to the continued investment in the product, the ensuring of quality being put into the product, and the involvement of Evan Marshall in the styling updates. Yachting enthusiasts have become more attuned to the strength of the OA brand and the quality found in our motoryachts.”

World’s First SuperYacht Auction to be hosted by Mecum Auctions in May

April 10, 2014

Mecum Auctions is always pushing the envelope in the auction world and the company will do it once again this May 2-3, with the world’s first SuperYacht auction. This is set to take place in South Beach, positioned in the glamorous America yacht charter destination – Florida.

1998 Delta Marine 124.  (PRNewsFoto/Mecum Auctions)

1998 Delta Marine 124 Yacht to be sold at Auction - Photo credit to PRNewsFoto/Mecum Auctions

By bringing an entirely new business model to the yachting industry, Mecum’s Yacht Auctions will allow brokers the opportunity to utilize the auction platform to instill a sense of urgency in their sales, cutting time from the equation while maintaining commission earnings.  A promising lineup for the May auction includes more than 20 yachts in total, seven of which fall into the SuperYacht category of boats larger than 75 feet.

Mecum Auctions has a strong 27-year history of success in the auction world selling classic and collector vehicles, many worth millions. The auction house will now bring its record of success to the yachting world. And buying a yacht has never been easier than it is at a Mecum Yacht Auction. With a minimum 10-day inspection period and the option for advanced sea trials, purchasing a yacht is as simple as raising a hand come sale time. With the drop of the gavel, the yacht will change hands and the high bidder will emerge as the new owner.

Among the grand selection to be offered in South Beach are a Delta 124, a 130-foot Hatteras, a 98 Destiny, 105 Custom yacht, an 86-foot Amer, and other other desirable yachts ranging in size from 45 to 75 feet. Detailed descriptions of select lots are included below.

All SuperYachts and yachts will have a general overview survey performed and available to bidders prior to the auction. Interested bidders can also arrange to have their own surveyors inspect a yacht prior to the auction. Bidders need not be present at the sale. Bids can be placed via phone or online. Financing is available via Essex Credit. To register to bid visit the website of Mecum Yacht Auctions. For more information, visit the website or call 1-855-66-MECUM (1-855-666-3286).

Delta 124
This completely custom, one-of-kind, 124-foot yacht is an excellent example of the Delta Marine shipyard‘s construction technology, craftsmanship and proven naval architecture. Powered by twin 1,450-hp Detroit Diesel 16V92T engines that give it a top speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots, it is a sea-kindly, go-anywhere vessel. Its range at an economical 10-knot speed is 2,300 nautical miles, consuming just 40 gallons per hour.

The Pavlik Design Group created the 124-foot Delta’s airy interior decor, which has a relaxed, beach house ambiance, filled with warm, light woods and fine stonework. Large windows bring in light and views of the surrounding sea. There are spacious accommodations for eight guests in four staterooms on board. The master suite is located on the lower deck, amidships; the most comfortable spot on the yacht for sleeping in all sea conditions. It features a king berth and en-suite marble his-and-hers heads with a Jacuzzi tub and shower. There are two mirror-image queen staterooms with en-suite marble heads lie aft. A VIP stateroom with en-suite marble head is located forward on the main deck. The Delta also offers roomy accommodations for six crew.

The yacht’s tri-deck design, which encompasses a bridge deck with sky lounge topped by a sun deck area, large main and lower decks, offers multiple exterior spaces for entertaining, sunbathing, and enjoying a long soak in the six-person bridge-deck Jacuzzi.

Launched by Delta in 1998, this classic motoryacht has been meticulously maintained by a professional crew. Its soft goods, entertainment systems and equipment have been updated by continuous refits and refurbishments over the past seven years.

One of the largest yachts to launch from the famous North Carolina shipyard of Hatteras, is this 130-foot, semi-displacement Hatteras Tri-Deck Motor Yacht. Built in 1995 to ABS standards, this spacious SuperYacht features a classic interior by noted designer Dee Robinson.

The yachts interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests overnight in five cabins, comprising a master suite, two double cabins and two twin cabins, while also capable of carrying up to seven crew onboard in four cabins to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

Powered by two Detroit Diesel (16V149) 2,446hp engines and set in motion by twin screw propellers, motor yacht Charisma is capable of a top speed of 24 knots, and comfortably cruises at 18-plus knots.

Destiny 98
This 98-foot semi-displacement motoryacht is “best in class” when it comes to interior and exterior volume. Styled by well-known SuperYacht designer Evan Marshall, the vessel’s elegant interior is characterized by comfortable, overstuffed furniture, fine stonework and high-gloss woods. Eight guests are accommodated in four luxurious suites, including a main-deck master and lower-deck VIP – both with king berths – plus queen and twin staterooms.

A 2012 refit updated the soft goods throughout the yacht. Equipped with twin 16V2000 MTU diesel engines, the vessel offers a top speed of 23 knots and a cruising speed of 21 knots. This Destiny 98 had only one owner, who spared no expense to maintain the vessel in top condition.

About Mecum Auctions
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 27 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis.

Mecum Yacht Auction
Miami Beach Marina
300 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
May 2-3, 2014
Preview: May 2, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Auction: May 3, begins at 12.30 p.m. with Charity Auction of items to benefit of the Seakeepers International Society
(All Times EDT)

Mecum Auctions
Presentation Department
(262) 275-5050

Newly launched 50m Christensen superyacht D’NATALIN IV – latest Glasshape project

April 09, 2014

Glasshape Ltd, who manufactures the renowned DuraShield® Superyacht Glass product line, is delighted to announce the launch of their latest project – the 50m Christensen superyacht D’Natalin IV. Luxury motor yacht D’Natalin IV represents a beautiful Custom Series vessel, boasting a sophisticated, modern exterior, with a navy blue hull, red boot stripe and white superstructure.

50m Christensen motor yacht D'Natalin IV with unique glass by Glasshape

50m Christensen motor yacht D'Natalin IV with unique glass by Glasshape

Superbly designed by Carol Williamson and Associates, the lovely interiors of luxury yacht D’Natalin IV offers an exquisite palate of contemporary décor supported by classical influences. High gloss raised panel Walnut cabinetry and inlay stone floors grace the interior punctuating the high level of quality and detail Christensen has become renowned for.

Newport International Boat Show 2014, September 11 – 14

April 09, 2014

Newport Exhibition Group is pleased to announce that its 44th Annual Newport International Boat Show will be held on the Newport waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island from September 11 – 14, 2014.  The event represents one of the largest in-water boat shows in the country and the premier show in the enchanting America yacht charter destination – New England.

NIBS logo

The Newport International Boat Show encompasses 13 acres and will host hundreds of exhibitors from around the world with power and sail boats ranging from 15 to 85 feet, plus a wide variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters.

The Newport International Boat Show is expected to draw tens of thousands to historic Newport. The event will showcase new products and boat models unveiled for the first time to the public, as well as announce the winners of the popular and newly enhanced Newport For New Products program that recognizes the best new powerboat; sailboat; navigation product; and boating operation, maintenance or safety product introduced for the first time in the U.S. Visitors will also enjoy opportunities to attend the annual Cruisers Party hosted by Cruising Outpost, educational seminars, on the water activities and training, as well as sample the best that Newport has to offer.

Show hours will run from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Thursday, September 11th, Friday, September 12th and Saturday, September 13th, and from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 14th. Tickets for Thursday, September 11th, VIP Day, are $30*. If tickets are purchased by Wednesday, September 10th, each order includes a reserved parking space at Easton’s Beach. ($15 value, one parking space per transaction.) Shuttle bus service from Easton’s Beach to the show entrance is included with the parking space. On Friday, Saturday or Sunday, September 12th, 13th or 14th, tickets are $15* in advance through Thursday, September 11th and $18* on the day of the show – September 12, 13, or 14th. Two-day discounted ticket packages are also available. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. On Friday, September 12th only, visitors with a valid Military or Newport County Resident ID receive half price admission at the ticket booth. (This discount cannot be combined with any other discount offer.)

*Ticket prices are subject to additional processing fees.